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September 6, 2017

At its September 5, 2017, meeting and before other business was attended to, the Cedar Key City Commission advised residents to take great care in preparing g for Category 5 Hurricane Irma. 

  • Emergency Operations Director and Fire Chief Robert Robinson told all to “If an evacuation is called, please, leave the island on this one.”  He reminded everyone to:
    • turn off their electricity before they leave;
    • secure and turn off their propane tanks;
    • some propane tanks have not yet been secured after Hurricane Hermine.
  • When asked if a Cedar Key evacuation order had been called, Mayor Davis explained that the State of Florida makes that call. 
  • Mayor Davis also advised residents:
    •  to prepare several routes to their temporary alternate destinations as roads will be clogged;
    • that now is not too early to begin preparations;
    • not to rely on local shelters.
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